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Medical marijuana growing company setting up at Coeymans Industrial Park


The first medical marijuana growing company to set up shop in Albany County is slated to open this summer in the Coeymans Industrial Park.


Troy to consider installing new ice rink in Knickerbacker Park

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TROY – The Knickerbacker Ice Rink's ice making facilities may be completely replaced for an estimated $1 million to make a long-term fix to neglected years of neglected maintenance at the popular recreational facility, Mayor Patrick Madden…

March Badness: It's down to 2

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Five days into the Times Union's March Badness competition, a wholly unscientific and easy-to-game attempt to determine the most objectionable public official in New York, the last men standing (and both are indeed male) are ready to…


Gloversville police investigate home invasion

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Gloversville police were investigating a home invasion robbery in the city and had a suspect in custody Thursday evening.


DCJS fires forensic director

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ALBANY — A top official at the state Division of Criminal Justice Services was fired Thursday, four days after the Times Union reported that he was never punished by the agency after an inspector general's investigation found that he had…

Will Cynthia Nixon team up with a fellow progressive insurgent?

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While Cynthia Nixon's announcement that she was launching a Democratic primary against Gov. Andrew Cuomo gained worldwide attention this week, she's not the only insurgent taking on his administration this year.

SUNY forestry school president to resign

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ALBANY — Following a union vote against him, the president of the State University of New York school that trains forest rangers and environmental conservation officers as well as scientists and researchers has said he’ll be stepping down…

Cole free on bail after his lawyer argued judge was unfair

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An appellate justice released John W. Cole on $50,000 bail after his attorney argued that Saratoga County Judge James A. Murphy III improperly told her to "stop talking about reasonable doubt" during her closing argument at the auto repair…

Ex-legislative staffers: hold sexual harassment til after budget

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ALBANY — Six former legislative staffers who have accused state lawmakers of misconduct are calling for the Legislature to postpone addressing workplace harassment until after the budget negotiation is completed.

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Amid opioid epidemic, New York eases access to detox services

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ALBANY — New York is taking new actions in the fight against the deadly and growing opioid epidemic.


Omnibus contains several wins for New York

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WASHINGTON - The Omnibus spending bill now on the congressional launch pad is a something-for-everyone grab bag that contains a surprising amount of federal money for New York priorities, including rural broadband, countering opioid…

NY flu cases fall for 4th week in a row

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ALBANY — The number of lab-confirmed flu cases statewide has fallen for the fourth week in a row, state health officials announced Thursday.


Albany man arrested in St. Patrick's Day shooting

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A local man has been arrested in connection with gunshots that were fired near a crowd of people in Albany on Saturday, police said.

Albany officer pleads guilty to DWI following December crash

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ALBANY — The city police officer who twice within a year faced charges of leaving a crash scene pleaded guilty to DWI on Thursday, according to the county District Attorney's Office.

Saratoga city council votes to double attorney's salary

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The City Council voted unanimously to upgrade the status of city attorney Vincent DeLeonardis from part-time to full-time status, nearly doubling his salary from $68,000 to $135,000 per year.

You CAN get a meal on Sundays in Albany

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While a number of well-known restaurants won't be open this Sunday during the NCAA women's regional in Albany, officials from the Downtown Albany Business Improvement District and Discover Albany have put together a sizable list of those…

GE researcher gets lifetime achievement award

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Nick Miller, senior technical director of GE's Energy Consulting Group, was honored with the award from the Utility Variable-Generation Integration Group at a workshop in Arizona last week.

How to get tickets for governor's mansion Easter open house

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Registration opens Thursday for tickets to the governor's Easter open house at the Executive Mansion on Saturday, March 31.

Saratoga homeless need more than a bed on a cold night

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Right now, if you are homeless in Saratoga County, the most you can hope for is a bed in a heated room on a cold winter night. Michael Finocchi, who has worked with the homeless for 20 years, said they deserve and need much more. But with…


Student biz plan competition at SUNY Poly again


ALBANY - The 9th annual New York Business Plan Competition is once again holding its finals event at SUNY Polytechnic Institute in Albany on April 27.

New HomeGoods in North Greenbush opening Sunday

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A new HomeGoods store in North Greenbush is opening 8 a.m. Sunday.


Tax assessments endanger Coeymans finances

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COEYMANS - The town froze spending from its main account last month after a series of assessment settlements and lawsuits have imperiled its finances.

Jamaican man sentenced in connection with area's largest drug bust

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A Jamaican man involved in the largest drug bust in Capital Region history will serve more than 15 years in federal prison.

DiNapoli: Catskill 'susceptible to fiscal stress'


ALBANY (AP) — Catskill is among the villages around New York the state comptroller's office says are "susceptible to fiscal stress."

Buyers beware: Scams abound for 'Hamilton' at Proctors

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You cannot yet buy legitimate individual tickets to "Hamilton" at Proctors next summer.


Mass shooting threat leads to East Greenbush arrest, police say

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EAST GREENBUSH - A 60-year-old Saratoga Springs man faces a felony charge after he called a business in town and threatened to carry out a mass shooting, police said Thursday.

Waterford boutique moving to Ballston Spa

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Boho Chic Boutique is moving from Waterford to a new home in Ballston Spa.


Capital Region added 5,400 private sector jobs over past year

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The Capital Region added 5,400 private sector jobs, mainly in education and health services, and leisure and hospitality, over the past year, the state Labor Department reported Thursday. The total number of jobs stood at 467,600, a record…


WABY temporarily off the air, but you can stream it online

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Transmitter problems have taken WABY AM off the air, and an employee told the Times Union Thursday morning that the station will return to the air at 900 AM after it receives some replacement parts.

James Campbell, Albany County's longest-serving sheriff, dies

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ALBANY -- Retired Albany County Sheriff James L. Campbell, who served as the county's top law enforcement official for six terms before retiring in 2011, has died.